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17 May 2013 7:59 AM
Some people I find hard to understand. I mean, this is a senior's chat room; a part of the social network. Many seniors living alone or without partners come in here looking for company and friendship. It can be very healthy for some. And yet there are others in the same situation that don't come looking for friends. Rather, they try to alienate everyone around them. They insult and provoke. They accuse and cry and lie. They try to start trouble and then bask in the attention it brings them. Can they be so absolutely lonely, wretched and miserable that negative attention is better than their sorry real lives?
It doesn't really matter if he is a whining American basher or a proponent of child pornography in a room full of parents and grandparents. She can be a racist, wannabe cop or a meds-momma that calls you scum one day, apologizes in your pm the next, pms you 5 more times to apologize for pming you and then calls you another nasty name the day after. They all seem to come in from one clear reason: They want to annoy people and start trouble. They want to spoil other people's fun and try to make them unhappy and miserable as well. Because we should all be like them.
Because misery loves company.
12 Apr 2013 10:08 AM
An odd request for a blog was asked of me recently and I'm not so sure I know how to deal with it. Folks had been asking me to write another blog, but I've run out of material. So what should I write about? "Write about nothing Cregan. We just like reading your blogs" was their reply. Nothing? How does one write about nothing? So I looked up the word nothing in various dictionaries and I found the definitions to be very similar to the character of the nations publishing them.
The English, believing that it is "their" language, give their usual precise, long winded, exhausting definitions:
Harper Collins Dictionary:
1: indefinite no thing; not anything, as of an implied or specified class of things; I can give you nothing
2: no part or share; to have nothing to do with this crime
3: a matter of no importance or significance; it doesn't matter, it's nothing
4: indicating the absence of anything perceptible; nothingness
5: indicating the absence of meaning, value, worth, etc; to amount to nothing
6: zero quantity; nought
While the Americans are as always, quick and to the point:
1: not any thing: no thing <leaves nothing to the imagination>
2: no part
3: one of no interest, value, or consequence <they mean nothing to me>
However, only Australians can show such eloquence and grace while talking about absolutely nothing:
Australian National Dictionary
1: Gafa (pron. gaffa): the big nothingness of the Australian Outback. Great Australian F**k All.
2: Right, that'd be: Accepting bad news as inevitable. ("I went fishing but caught nothing." "Yeah, that'd be right.")
3: Bludge, to do nothing at all
4: Bugger all, doing absolutely nothing.
5: Bugger me mum, I've got nothing else to do
6: In the Altogether, In the nude, in my birthday suit, nothing on
7: Jibber, talk a lot, usually about nothing important
8: Perk at work, something good your employer supplies for nothing as a part of your job (and usually the taxman wants a part of it)
9: Who-ha, someone is making a fuss about something, usually about nothing important
10: Back of Bourke, A long way away, specifically inland, away from civilization in nothing but desert.
11: Bob's your uncle, in response to a statement proving nothing as an expression of doubt.
12: Full on, holding nothing back
13: Nix, A warning; nothing.
I wanted to better understand all this but I had nothing to study. So after considerable reflection, it dawned on me that nothing is no thing, denoting the absence of something. Nothing is a pronoun associated with nothingness. In nontechnical uses, nothing denotes things lacking importance, interest, value, relevance, or significance. Nothingness is the state of being nothing, the state of non-existence of anything, or the property of having nothing. Harm couldn't have explained it any better.
Some would consider the study of "nothing" to be foolish It reminds me of Giacomo Casanova's response to this in conversation with his landlord, one Dr. Gozzi, who also happens to be a priest.
As everything, for him, was an article of faith, nothing, to his mind, was difficult to understand: the Great Flood had covered the entire world; before, men had the misfortune of living a thousand years; God conversed with them; Noah had taken one hundred years to build the ark; while the earth, suspended in air, stood firmly at the centre of the universe that God had created out of nothingness. When I said to him, and proved to him, that the existence of nothingness was absurd, he cut me short, calling me silly.
However, "nothingness" has been researched and studies for a very long time. In philosophy, to avoid linguistic traps over the meaning of "nothing", a phrase such as not-being is often employed to unambiguously make clear what is being discussed.
In the Monist school, Greek philosopher Parmenides argued that "nothing" cannot even exist. To speak of a thing, one has to speak of a thing that exists. Since we can speak of a thing in the past, it must still exist. Parmenides was taken seriously by other philosophers such as Socrates and Plato. Aristotle gave Parmenides serious consideration but concluded that although these opinions seem to follow logically in a dialectical discussion, to believe them seemed next door to madness after considering the facts.
We all know that Leucippus was one of the atomists. Of course. He and other philosophers of his time made attempts to reconcile this with the everyday observation of motion and change. He accepted the monist position that there could be no motion without a void. The void is the opposite of being, it is not-being, but a thing that exists is an absolute plenum and there can be no motion in a plenum because it is completely full.
I think it was Aristotle that provided the classic escape from the logical problem posed by Parmenides by distinguishing things that are matter and things that are space. In this scenario, space is not "nothing", but a receptacle in which objects of matter can be placed. The void (as "nothing") is different from space and is removed from consideration. It wasn't until Isaac Newton that someone would assert the existence of absolute space.
Interestingly, modern quantum theory agrees that space is not the void, there is the concept of quantum foam which still exists in the absence of all else, although Albert Einstein's general relativity no longer agrees with Newton's concept of an absolute space.
In more recent reflections, John the Scot, or Johannes Scotus Eriugena held many surprisingly heretical ideas. His beliefs are essentially pantheist and he classifies evil, amongst many other things, into not-being. The reason being that evil is the opposite of good, a quality of God, but God can have no opposite, since God is everything in the pantheist view of the world. Similarly, the idea that God created the world out of "nothing" is to be interpreted as the "nothing" here is synonymous with God.
But it was Georg Hegel who brought the dialectical method to its pinnacle with three steps. First, a thesis is given, which can be any postulate in logic. Second, the antithesis of the thesis is formed and finally a synthesis incorporating both thesis and antithesis. Hegel believed that no postulate taken by itself can be completely true. Only the whole can be true and the dialectical synthesis was the means by which the whole could be examined in relation to a specific postulate.
My favourite though is always Jean-Paul Sartre with his book Being and Nothingness (L'etre et le nÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â©ant) Sartre defines two kinds of "being" (etre). One kind is etre-en-soi, the brute existence of things such as a tree. The other kind is etre-pour-soi which is consciousness. Sartre claims that this second kind of being is "nothing" since consciousness cannot be an object of consciousness and can possess no essence.
In Eastern philosophy, cultures and philosophical traditions are different from the West. For instance, Suyata (emptiness), unlike "nothingness", is considered to be a state of mind in some forms of Buddhism (see Nirvana, mu, and Bodhi). Achieving 'nothing' as a state of mind in this tradition allows one to be totally focused on a thought or activity at a level of intensity that they would not be able to achieve if they were consciously thinking. An example of this is an archer attempting to erase the mind and clear the thoughts to better focus on the shot.
I tried to look at it in terms of Language and Logic. Grammatically, the word "nothing" is an indefinite pronoun, which means that it refers to something. One might argue that "nothing" is a concept, and since concepts are things, the concept of "nothing" itself is a thing. This logical fallacy is neatly demonstrated by the joke syllogism that contains much fallacy of terms:
The Devil is greater than nothing.
Nothing is greater than God.
Therefore, the Devil is greater than God.
In Mathematics,  is the symbol for empty set. The number zero is sometimes used to denote nothing. The empty set contains no elements.
In Computing, "nothing" can be a keyword (in VB.Net) used in place of something unassigned, a data abstraction. Although a computer's storage hardware always contains numbers, "nothing" symbolizes a number skipped by the system when the programmer desires. Many systems have similar capabilities but different keywords, such as "null", "NUL", "nil", and "None".
In Physics, the word nothing is not used in any technical sense. A region of space is called a vacuum if it does not contain any matter, though it can contain physical fields. In fact, it is practically impossible to construct a region of space that contains no matter or fields, since gravity cannot be blocked and all objects at a non-zero temperature radiate electromagnetic ally. However, even if such a region existed, it could still not be referred to as "nothing", since it has properties and a measurable existence as part of the quantum-mechanical vacuum. Where there is supposedly empty space there are constant quantum fluctuations with virtual particles continually popping into and out of existence.
So having come to a better understanding of the concept, I now realize that I have really done something. I have transcended the limits of traditional logic and philosophy. With the visions of giants such as Einstein, Newton and Aristotle, I have done something truly unique, something no mortal man has ever done before. I have created something from nothing.
Because this blog is certainly Nothing.
5 Apr 2013 12:40 PM
I wanted to go somewhere, anywhere, just to get out of town for a few days. I decided Croatia was too far and a friend of mine suggested the Adriatic coast, down around Ancona. We can eat Easter Lunch with relatives of my friend in a restaurant somewhere. Rain was forecast but I wanted to get out of town.
So we took off Friday morning and headed down the A14, got off at Rimini South and headed for the hills. The weather was still nice with a bit of sun and quite pleasant. After getting comfortably lost on the back roads, we came across the town of San Giovanni in Marignano, a village dating back from Roman times. I had forgotten how lovely these little country towns can be. We followed the signs to a little restaurant on a narrow cobblestone street just off the side of the main cathedral, a church dating from who knows when but rebuilt in its present state over 500 years ago. The restaurant is all done up in terracotta floors, high ceilings with wooden beams, a wooden loft and a huge fireplace. By the looks of it I'd bet that fireplace was hundreds of years old as well. The place was really charming.
It was our first day and the weekend promised to be full of food and drink, so decided to go light on our first meal out. For lunch we had home made fresh pasta tortellonis with pumpkin and truffle, roasted lamb and rabbit, cooked with wild fennel seeds, potatoes, grilled veggies and freshly baked dark bread, also with fennel seeds and cumin. The bread is served hot from the oven. We liked it so much that he gave us another loaf to take with us. We washed it down with a half-liter of the local white wine. Dessert was home made pistachio semi-fredo with orange sauce. Nice & light. But the day had started off well, the lunch was great and I knew the weekend would be grand. The dog got the left over rabbit & lamb so she was in a good mood too.
When we got out to the car, it had started to rain. We had put the address of the B&B in the navigator, got back on the highway and went down to Ancona. When we got down there, the traffic was a total mess. The navigator was sending me down the wrong way on one-way streets. It would tell me to turn right when I should have turned left. My friend finally got us down past the train station to the waterfront. We were heading towards the Piazza Della Repubblica, near the port. We come to the last roundabout when two traffic cops stop us. The roundabout was only for bus traffic now. He explained that a major tunnel in town had been closed for repairs that will last until September and the city had changed all of the traffic and direction of the streets, just the day before. We had to turn back and find another way in. It took us a half an hour to cover what would have been the last quarter mile. When I finally found a parking place, I still had to lug the bags up 4 city blocks in a pedestrian area, in the rain to where the B&B is so inconveniently located. What joy.
We stayed close to home than night & went out exploring Saturday. The morning was bright and sunny, so I left my big cowboy hat at home. We walked the dog to the nearest park for her morning "dainty" and it started to rain. Now what to do?
On the way back I found a Real Estate agency open so I decided to go in to inquire about the type of places available on the market. I explained that I wanted something small and modest, suitable for my eventual retirement. The woman understood perfectly and started out showing me things in the $600,000 range with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, garage, finished basement and terrace overlooking the ocean. Modest.
Having given up on that idea, we thought we would drive up to the old cathedral over looking the city. The navigator was less than useless. More wrong turns, backing out of streets, looking out for the police. People always looking at me and pointing in the opposite direction. My navigator was so nervous that it finally made a very vulgar insult to me to vent its frustration. I guess Garmin programs that in there just for these occasions. The rest of the day was like this. So I finally found a bar near the B&B with the sports page and parked myself there. My friend disappeared with dog. Let them go shopping in the rain. Who cares? Sunday will be better.
So for Sunday, we have been invited to a little family get together for Easter lunch. There will only be 16 of us at the table. The family starts out with the 3 aunts, Zia Maria, Zia Sira and Zia Vera, and of course the old uncle, Zio Pipo (94). They are all sisters & brother. The rest are all various children, grandchildren and spouses. We have to pick up Zia Maria, the baby of the family and take her to a small town where we will meet the others. Zia Maria is only 87. My friend sits in the back and tries to talk to Maria. I have to repeat everything with the voice of a drill sergeant so she can understand. I figure I'll forget the navigator as I have Zia Maria with me. She should know the way. Turn left, no right, Wait, ok, left there. Follow that bus to the ..no wait. Back up. We finally get to the meeting place, La Gelateria Della Zia (Aunty's Ice Cream Parlor). We are a half an hour early so I know we will have to wait at least 45 minutes. It's considered rude to show up on time in Italy. The others start to arrive. No one seems to know the address of this place. We are out of the city now. I still have the navigator but that would be too simple of a solution. Simple solutions are considered rude in Italy. The only one who knows is cousin Margherita who is of course, the last to arrive.
Cousin Margherita, director of the medical staff of the local prison and part time dermatologist shows up with her new boyfriend Bepe, a guard at the prison. Bepe is a real take charge kind of guy. He tells everyone to follow him & takes off. Bepe is driving like a bat out of hell on these curvy hilly roads and I am having a hard time keeping up. I don't care for this much but Zia Maria seems to be having quite a good time. We get half way there when Bepe realizes no one else is following us. So he pulls over and after a 10 minute cell phone conference, drives off angry. Cousin Luca was driving the third car and must be lost. He always is. It's always his fault. When we finally get to the restaurant, everyone else is already there & asking where we were. Don't ask. I've learned it's better not to.
The restaurant is an almost new villa named Villa Zi Nene (Aunt Nene). I swear it. Look my comment up in Trip Advisor. It's only 200 yrs old. It is huge. The place can sit 180 people, which it did that day. I find a parking spot and accompany Zia Maria in. She's holding my arm & feeling quite elegant. She makes a point of sitting near me at the table. Sitting next to me is Cousin Luca, the math professor. I think Luca has overdone his meds for schizophrenia today and he is quieter than a park bench. The aunts & Pipo are on 1 side with their backs to the wall. The women are at one end, men at the other, a few unidentified kids in between. Most of us leave our coats at the cloak room but the old folks wear theirs all the way to the table. Wedged in a tight space, they start to take off their coats. Arms & elbows fly everywhere. Pipo gets bopped in the head once or twice but he only smiles now. Then the sisters decide to help Pipo with his coat. Both his arms go up in the air & they are tugging left and right before someone notices Pipo is still sitting on his coat. Why didn't they take off their coats before? Simple solutions are never the answer here. This is Italy. I pour Zia Maria a glass of wine and look at the menu of the day:
As starters we have a mixed salami platter. Then comes breaded, deep fried Ascolane olives and breaded, deep-fried vanilla cream. The pastas are white lasagna with wild boar followed by fresh Strozzapreti (Priest Stranglers) with duckling cooked in tomato sauce. The meat starts out with the classic Mixed Grilled Meat Platter, all burnt to the same color and unidentifiable. This is followed by roast piglet with potatoes & veggies. All with red wine. Easter cake and chocolate for desert along with bottles of bubbly, both dry and sweet and espresso at the end. As I am filling Maria's wine glass again, Luca comes out of his haze long enough to warn me about Maria drinking too much. But I should tell her no?
After all the pasta, the men decide to go out & have a smoke and a conference I guess. So we all head for the front door except for Luca who walks into the kitchen. Is he lost or just in a fog? He doesn't listen to us though, so we go. We get out front & Luca is already there. Go figure. When we come back, we find there is a problem. Someone has sit Zio Pipo right at the point where two tables come together. The right one is about half an inch higher than the other and his plate is always tilted down to the left. This must be fixed. The sisters have been pulling his plate back and forth while he's trying to eat. Pipo is kind of funny when he doesn't like something he is eating. He will gracefully put his fork to his mouth, spits it out and dump it in his plate for further review. He does this once as one aunt pulls his plate to the left & dumps the stuff on the table. Then another aunt else pulls his plate back to the right and covers it all up. He thinks this is fun.
Another problem is that Maria is well through her third glass of wine and hitting her stride. They start pulling up the tablecloth and messing with the tables, folding bits of paper & such. Arms reaching back & forth in front of poor Pipo. The guys are all having a ball watching this and adding useful advice. Someone calls a waitress who comes over to help. But the aunts will have to stand up & give her room to work, logistically speaking, not an easy thing. She looks around for a clip under there used for joining tables together. She finds it, CLICK! and walks away victorious. Now the table is a Â½ inch higher to the left. Zio Pipo gives a great smile at the outcome as the women at the far end glare at us angrily as if we are not supposed to have a good time.
We sat down at 1:30, started the appetizers at 2:00 and didn't see the meat before 4:00. It was 5:30 when we left & the aunties were beginning to look a bit sleepy. But Maria did manage to down one last glass of spumante before taking my arm again and heading back to the car. We woke her up when we got back to her place. I hope she made it to her bed.
17 Mar 2013 4:22 AM
Seeing as I won't make my deadline anyway, I thought I might offer the readers a little insight into how I create my INNS reports here in the newsroom. Obviously, the first thing to do is just follow the room, collect random comments and take notes. Then I add my (comments) and start thinking about an angle for each story. Below is a sample of this process.
Disclaimer: The author advises that this is only a joke & not be believed or taken seriously. Not one single word of this blog is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
INNS Italian National News Service, Chat Room Gossip Update. March 23, 2013
Budhist & cooch moving in together? ( hold off for now)
Dimple Flower was skinny dipping in AZ, going back home now to resume setting broken bones
(who? Ahh, the cutie with the sideways pic)
bluedove with salt & pepper ?
[Bluedove] 6:04 am: no wonder no coment
[salt and pepper] 6:04 am: whisper it to me
(They pm too much. How do I get a story?)
[PVLee] 6:48 am: blue?
[PVLee] 6:48 am: dumb blonde jer in texas mentions
[PVLee] 6:49 am: Do you have any instructional videos incase I need them? (blue had been mentioning something about fellatio skills)
[Cregan1] 6:49 am: You would need them PV?????????
[Cregan1] 6:49 am: let me get my note pad, hold on
[treefella55] 3:10 pm: susans wish is my command creg.....you can put that in blog
(You're in tree)
[Ed22] 7:09 am: whatever I say will be twisted and used in evidence..
[Ed22] 7:10 am: no matter what I did.. if no one saw me.. well.. I didnt do it
Flash! American Sand Turnips reveals massive debts and loses control of stock in hostile take over. Turnip queen dethroned. goes back to school.
[lorilie] 7:15 am: well you can tell that im bragging incestently im a straight A student thank you very
much got midterm results yea!!!
[lorilie] 7:15 am: im not that smart ed actually slept with my professors
[lorilie] 7:17 am: sure i do annie the laugh is worth more than my reputation lol
[AnnieRae] 7:18 am: i am truly laughing lori
[AnnieRae] 7:18 am: i can see it now...headlines
[lorilie] 7:19 am: just so long as he doesnt print that the THREAT of sleeping with them got me all A's
im ok with it lol
(Headline? Combo financial & sex scandal? Get a pic )
Rare Aussie Aborrigine stolen Candellabra dating from 2012 found in Getty museum. NSW nannalou
[Kikilee] 11:50 pm: secrets in this room,,,u gotta be kidding...lollll INNS secret American correspondent reveals (Gotta love that chick)
[lorilie] 11:53 pm: shoot I confess my love for stang and i need to change my standards lol
(Like stang's a professor lol)
Stang at the horse show in England selling his top secret products
[mustang01] 5:06 pm: lol cregan nope am very expensive to have me come do this not cheap at all
[mustang01] 5:07 pm: yes cregan but hey am not free to show up hey
(or is he an international hooker now??????)
The ladies were exchanging beauty secrets one day
[ro50] 7:11 am: well a scent with vanilla attracts men
Cregan1] 7:11 am: what scent attracts women?
[ro50] 7:12 am: musk creg
[Cregan1] 7:13 am: so men who wear musk get more tail?
[ro50] 7:13 am: That's the secret creg. but don't tell mustang
[blkwdw] 7:14 am: God no! don't let him think that will help him
Lol, I might as well have fun with the guy. Mustang says he never reads blogs. I'll bet he's got blk or ro to copy & email them to him.
Twiex] 6:44 am: Hey Cregan, hugs to you
[Harmoney] 6:44 am: unlesssss
[Birpster] 6:44 am: hugs to u as well btw, Cregan!
[mellowman] 6:45 am: ya cregan hugs??? hi
[Birpster] 6:54 am: Cregan's been the most loquacious today..kinda obnoxious actually,Jazz, but
(my fan club)
[brianc] 7:03 am: Learn English Vowels - YouTube
> 3:28 > 3:28
Warning: In order to protect you and this site, posting a web address or email is against the rules and will result in de-activation - This has been logged automatically against your name - If this was a genuine mistake you have no cause for concern youtub watch?v=1VuLGMilVqU
Feb 18, 2008 - Uploaded by teacherjoedeveto
Learn to pronounce English vowels. There are five vowels in English but they can be combined to make 15 ...
[brianc] 7:05 am: sorry yes mustang- get the morons mixed up in here
[Birpster] 7:05 am: and the mormons
(Our resident English professor is back)
This is just a small sample of the stuff I have to wade through to put out a decent paper. It would be so much easier if I could just take comments out of context or make stuff up. And now a word from our sponsors:
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>>This was the worst motel I have ever stayed at. There were stains all over the carpets and the bed spread. The bathroom was disgusting and I refused to shower in there. The bed was terrible and very uncomfortable, no phones. The smoke alarm had been ripped out of the wall. In the morning I saw the ants that had crawled onto my belongings. I think it would have been more sanitary to sleep in the streets than in this motel room.
>>It stormed that night and in the morning the bathroom floor was flooded. The shower was nasty I had to wear sandals just to take a shower. When we were leaving there was a huge roach running across the floor. I will never go to this hotel again.
>>L'hotel vicino alle cascate.. per il resto il peggiore possibile. Sporco sia il bagno che la stanza sotto il letto bottiglie, lattine e scarafaggi. Una notte nella puzza e dopo una settimana ci hanno addebitato la camera sulla carta di credito come se non l'avessimo pagata.
>>Someone tried to sneak in the room from outside . Already I noticed most of the tenants were kind of crooked and low life , since booked online didn't have much choice.
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>>Best hotel I've ever stayed in at Niagara, especially for such a reasonable rate!
>>The Room Our room was nice, very big. We visit Niagara Falls once a year with another couple and these rooms would be perfect to hang out in before and after going out. The bathroom/shower was fantastic. A real fireplace(Gas) is a nice touch.
>> Originally a dairy building - its nickname to some "the dairy bottle hotel" was completely refurbished into a top notch fine Inn/Luxury destination in the heart of Niagara Falls. Easy walking to the core Niagara Falls site seeing & hot spots. There is a full service spa and a fine dining restaurant onsite. Everything at this facility caters to couples, a perfect place for a honeymoon/romantic getaway.
>>We even got to keep the sheets!
For information and reservations, contact Ro Central in the room.
INNS, Bologna 2013
8 Mar 2013 1:29 PM
Disclaimer: The author advises that this is only a joke & not be believed or taken seriously. Not one single word of this blog is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
INNS Italian National News Service, Chat Room Gossip Update. March 10, 2013
Further update on the love life of our Georgia Buddhist comes from the funny named guy she went out to lunch AND dinner with. Seems he's been struttin around the room lately like a Top-Gun rooster and hinting that the food was good,,,, too.
Our dear Minnesota Dimple Flower should be returning home from her lovely desert vacation shortly and it is rumored that an anonymous dancing cowboy has organized a surprise party for the night of her arrival. So far it seems that the only one coming to the party is the cowboy because Dimple Flower is scheduled to stay at her sister's that night.
Our INNS Sports correspondent from Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain in England had this to say about the current European Soccer & Football competitions: "Well, those Dago Cojones from Madrid sure took Man U out of the picture and I'm bloody well happy they did. Tottenham kicked those Wops' arses back to Milan which was jolly good fun to watch but Man City buggers this year because of that silly wop trainer they have as well as a drunken Argentine striker.
Snow storms have left thousands of students stranded without substitute teachers in Xania Ohio as transplanted Michycanners are waiting for 7th ranked Michigan's match up with 2nd ranked Indiana on Sunday in NCAA Basketball.
News from Grumpalia is that Cuz has been released again and that the country is even grumpier.
And don't forget The Anal Chat Room Scrub Down & Hair Wash Party in Niagara Falls this year 2-4 August 2013. Information and tickets can be found by contacting Ro Central (Away) in the room on Monday. Memorabilia O'50s Chat room Baseball caps and Bobs will be given out at the door.
Just off of the wire:
Sand Turnips of America reported up 1 & 1/8th on the New York Stock Exchange today with heavy trading after reports of additional snowfall expected this weekend.
Trading on Stillwater Fountains Ltd. is anything but still after Elster Amco Water of Ocala, Florida announced a hostile takeover of SF inc., with a bid of $ 45 a share, up 32% from Monday. The Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have both announced investigations into the matter.
The New York Police Department Women's Auxiliary marched on the White House today demanding Minimum Wage and increased Valium subsidies.
Penrith NSW Health officials report missing funds at Nepean Hospital after finding the hospital chapel's Candle Donation box missing. Police cite recent retirees from the health staff as possible suspects.
And the Bonafay, FL Dixie Chicken's Association remains closed today after lack of interest in being mentioned in INNS blogs. No comment was offered.
The Dept of Commerce has reported that the Arizona Widows Association applied for a license to import Italian brewed FINKBRAU PILS, which will be available at Liquor Vault Drive-Thru, 9301 E. Shea Blvd in Scottsdale (open on Sundays) at only 70 cents a quart bottle. Stock up now!
"Lucky for me, Liquor Vault Drive-Thru is directly behind me, and they're already open for business! The sheer convenience of this establishment is reason enough to give this place 5-stars. I mean, drive-thru was invented for just these types of slothful situations."
And finally on INNS Gossip, The Paradise Heineken Queen is reported to be touring with the drummer of a famous acid rock band of the 60s. More updates as they arrive.
Female Members Room Feature - Anonymous Hot Newbies
Our first unnamed member is a Drop Dead Handsome Aussie Hunk! from Toowoomba, QLD with a stimulating layout featuring him in bulging muscles both with and without beard, a sensitive shot playing a guitar, a sporty pic with sporty green motorcycle and a really good action photo of our hero wearing a counter-balance harness during the last America's Cup sailing yacht match races in Valencia, 2010.
No second unnamed member is available this week due to the recent lack of hot male newbies.
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